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5 reasons to get treatment from Katica, our Massage Therapist

5 reasons to get treatment from Katica, our Massage Therapist:

1. Great learner

Katica is one of those people who constantly seeks to better herself and her treatments. At the moment Katica is learning Applied Kinesiology. Anything that can help make Katica the best massage therapist, she does it. From taking courses, to weekend seminars with other massage therapists, to clinical training, Katica is always on a learning journey. Katica is a proactive therapist who absorbs everything like a sponge and applies it to her patients to gain better outcomes.

2. Firm as you want, gentle as you want.

Some patients like a firm deep tissue massage and others like a softer free flowing massage to help them relax. Katica is blessed with the ability to do both. Having had both styles of massage from Katica, I can personally attest to her ability to transition from both styles so well. Strong enough to really feel that deep tissue release, but then gentle enough, to unwind and forget where you are for a little while.

3. She is a Dulwich Hill local

It’s the community thing. We in Dulwich Hill and the Inner West love to buy local and use local services. So it’s also great being treated by someone who lives in the great suburb of Dulwich Hill. Katica lives around the corner from the clinic so when there is an emergency patient and you need someone to get here, Katica can be that person (obviously if she is not already working or booked up).

4. Sets the mood

Katica understands the importance of experience, so everything is set up to ensure your massage is set by the right mood. That includes the right lighting, the room set up and the music. It ensures that your time and money is spent well and you enjoy the experience you expected going in.

5. Its the mother in her

Katica is a nurturer. She cares like a mother without being a mother herself. The same way a mother wants the best for her children, Katica treats her patients in that same respect.

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Thank you

Charbel Chehade
Clinic Manager


SHOCK…..when coming for your First Consultation

How many of you have decided that you were finally going in to see a natural health care provider to get that ‘problem’ looked at? …you’ve had that niggling issue for a little while now and it won’t go away. Or, you woke up one morning, and realised you couldn’t move trying to get out of bed.

First Step: You call up your local chiropractor/remedial massage therapist and make a booking.

Second Step: You walk in, you are greeted by friendly staff and you fill out the form. You are sitting there waiting for your turn to see the health professional. Thoughts start to flow through your mind…. I hope I’ve made the right choice; is this person going to fix my problem?; hopefully I can get this fixed before this event tomorrow; I hope this person knows what they are doing; I know exactly what the problem is, I just need them to fix it quick; etc etc….

Third Step: The Health professional calls your name, greets you with a smile and welcomes you into the consultation room. You explain why you have come in, you tell the health professional a little bit about yourself and what has lead you to that moment, and then the health professional begins their examination and treatment.


The health professional begins asking you questions about aspects of your life which you find interesting and not ready to answer. You had all these other responses lined up but they are not for the questions you were expecting. You notice they are examining & treating other parts of your body that are not the actual part that is giving you grief, but through the explanation you are connecting the dots. The bigger shock is that you realise this person is going to help you but your attendance at that event you had planned may be held off. You realise that your health is not something you can keep pushing to the side to accommodate for other parts of your life. More importantly you realise that to ensure you can continue to enjoy all the other aspects of your life you need to ensure that you stop putting your health to the side and adjust your life to put it FIRST.

Lifestyle change: You left that appointment a little smarter than you had walked in. You feel better, not only because you have some pain relief, but because you have a sense of direction. You know what to do. You now know that your health is that important that you have to change the way you live to make sure you can still live the way you want. What you thought would be a major change, when you start to think about it, really is only a small change to achieve a big change in yourself.

You just realised that making your health priority number one, would actually help you achieve all your other priorities. Now isn’t that a shock.

Hip Joint for Website!

What does it mean when your hips are out of alignment?

You may or may not have heard this term before, but when your ‘hips are out’, there is much more to it than just the hips.

In biomechanical terms, when your hips are in alignment, they are not rotated forward or back or favouring one side. When your hips fall out of alignment, they move out of a centred position, and force the spine and lower limb to compensate.



Some of the main causes of hips being out of alignment are:

  • Bad seating and standing habits
  • Scoliosis
  • Carrying bags on one side
  • Pregnancy
  • Twisting and rotating during sleep
  • Crossing or folding legs
  • Past injuries
  • Stretching imbalances
  • Congenital disorders
  • Post operation
  • Poor footwear
  • Poor core strength
  • Pronation (collapsed arches)


Some of the symptoms people experience from their hips being out of alignment are:

  • Hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Lower back pain
  • Upper back pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Foot/ankle Pain
  • Tight/Tense muscles usually on one side at the back of the legs, groin area, or buttocks


Effective treatment to realign the hips include:

  • Chiropractic hip alignment
  • Lower back adjustments
  • Massage to the lower back hip and leg region
  • Home exercises to improve strength around the hip and lower back region
  • Core strength exercises


Not treating these issues can lead to overuse and injury, disc, facet and joint complications. They can also lead to serious long term which may impact your quality of life. These may include:

  • Hip Replacement
  • Disc injuries
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis

The Health Professionals at DHCTC are experienced with a specialty in helping with hip problems.

If you feel your hips might be out of alignment, don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 95645222 or go to our contact page and make a booking/ask a question!


Thank you

Dr Nigel Luis